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Dodge Charger Rear Passenger Reading Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a rear passenger courtesy reading light bulb in a 7th generation 2011-2014 Dodge Charger sedan.

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2014 Dodge Charger
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Pull Down Handle
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Pry Out Front Edge of Lens

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the seventh generation (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & possibly also the revised 2015) Dodge Charger sedan in changing a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console.

Owners of other Chrysler, Dodge and RAM vehicles such as the Town & Country, 300, 200, Avenger, Challenger, Journey, Dart, Durango, Grand Caravan, Ram C/V Tradesman and 1500 may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A replacement map light bulb is part number 168 which is available from various manufacturers such as Sylvania, GE, Eiko and PIAA.

If necessary, you may also be able to use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as # 158 (dimmer), W5W, 2825 or 194 (brighter) or a compatible LED unit.

The only tool needed to replace the bulb is a small flathead screwdriver used to pry out the translucent plastic lens cover.

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Lens Cover Removed
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Push Out Old Bulb
To prevent from scratching the plastic surfaces, you may choose to cover the tip of your screwdriver with a thin micro fiber cloth.

Insert the blade of the small flathead screwdriver in between the front edge of the lens cover and the housing.

Gently pry out the lens cover and set it aside in a safe place.

Carefully push the old bulb out of the socket with the screwdriver.

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Old Bulb Removed
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Old # 168 Bulb
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Line Up New Bulb
Push a new # 168 bulb straight in to the socket.

You may also use any other miniature wedge base bulbs such as the # 158 (dimmer), W5W, 2825, 194 (brighter) or a compatible LED unit.

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Push Bulb In To Socket
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Insert Tab On Rear Edge
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Gently Snap In Lens Cover
Re-insert the tab on the rear edge of the lens cover in to the housing first.

Gently pop in the front edge of the lens cover.

Press the indentation on the front of the lens cover to activate the "On/Off" switch and test the new light bulb.

For more, check out my other 2011-2014 Dodge Charger DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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